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The Living Rainforest

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Small and in need of a revamp

We didn’t have to pay for entry as we have annual pass to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Harijoy
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Nantgaredig, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

We took our 2 1/2yr old and she loved it, we've already been back for a second visit. We have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick S
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Hampstead Norreys, Newbury RG18 0TN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn’t have to pay for entry as we have annual pass to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. I’m glad we didn’t have to pay as it’s pricey for an hour visit. Staff are friendly but the whole place needs sorting out. Cafe was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 2 1/2yr old and she loved it, we've already been back for a second visit. We have family in Abingdon so it's convenient for when we visit them, I'm not sure we'd make a specific trip from Bristol where we live. We...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of the summer hols, it seemed fitting to do one last outing, especially on an inset day, when it would probably be a bit quieter. The atmosphere was relaxed. There were lots triggers to engage my daughter and the price tag fitted...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for first time with family of mixed ages. Shame that you get annual pass tickets because I can’t imagine going back again! Went round completely in 45/50 mins which cost £82 for 8 of us!! And we’d travelled from Portsmouth to get there...More

Thank trishf15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here because we had adopted the sloth for our daughters 18th birthday so wanted to go to see if we could see it. Yes, it is small, but it is really interesting, there are plaques with details of all of the animals, insects...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found the Living Rainforest fairly easily with help from the signs. The staff were very welcoming and we were pleased to have a small discount for senior citizens. The fact that the entrance fee covers you for a year helps explain why it is a...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I accompanied my daughter’s class to the Living Rainforest for a school trip which tied in with their topic. It is small and doesn’t take very long to get round but there are some very interesting animals and plants to see. It was really useful...More

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we enjoyed our visit but it was a little disappointing both because of its size and the restricted space for the animals and birds. Children enjoyed the play area as much as anything

Thank Kenshare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please don't waste your money!! All in all it took us 35 minutes.. A few tortoise, about 5 species of butterflies, lots of empty cages and the ones that were open were woefully inadequate for the creatures within. If you want a great day out...More

Thank keleast
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is not an easy place to find, and when you get there it seems quite small. Probably more suitable for families with young children eager to see a variety of tropical species close at hand. There is conservation value here, but little conservation information...More

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ChrisG1562
15 July 2018|
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Response from R W | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do have Salmon Pink Bird Eating Spider (This is naturally within a contained space) within our Amazonica Glasshouse
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elga_stroud
26 May 2018|
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Hi, The Living Rainforest near Newbury in Berkshire is an educational charity as well as a popular ecological visitor attraction. It welcomes over 75,000 visitors a year and is home to 700 species of plants and animals. The... More
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Liz A
18 September 2017|
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Hi, The Living Rainforest is open 7 days a week - During the school term period it can get quite busy between 10.30 - 2.00pm with school trips. On school holidays and weekends we offer a wider range of activities and free... More
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